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  • Andy Briggs

    I have an interactive presentation that promotes my current title (in this case THE INVENTORY: IRON FIST). I focus on why the pupils should be writing stories – and show them what writers actually do: from creating comics to book to films to video games. I pepper this with some Read more [...]

  • David Bedford

    Interactive, fun and inspirational talks to small and large groups; writing and ‘having ideas’ workshops. Preferred age range: Nursery, Foundation, KS1 and KS2, Year 7 and 8. Maximum number in any one session: No limit No of sessions per day: Between three and five sessions a day, and assembly. Session Read more [...]

  • Ian Beck

    Happy to work with KS1 and KS2 children. Maximum number in any one session: Up to 30 in a workshop Up to 100 or so for a talk No of sessions per day: A maximum of three sessions. Session Length: 45-60 minutes- please also allow time for booksigning. Areas prepared Read more [...]

  • Ian Billings

    7 to 11 years Maximum number in any one session: 30/35 for workshops Any number for shows No of sessions per day: Usually three workshops and one show/presentation Session Length: Workshops one hour each, show/presentation 45 mins. Areas prepared to travel to: Throughout the Uk and beyond, provided all expenses Read more [...]

  • Jason Beresford

    Interactive writing sessions, drama sessions, readings, talks and songs. I also take to schools the original superhero comics which inspired me as a boy. Author visits usually start with a whole school assembly where I read from the books, do role play with pupil volunteers and sing accompanied by my Read more [...]

  • Marcus Alexander

    Preferred age range: 6-15 year olds for author events, writing workshops, reluctant reader workshops 15-18+ for advanced writing workshops, creative business workshops and motivational talks. CPDs for teachers Maximum number in any one session: Public speaking – no limit. Previous max. currently experienced- 1300 students Workshops – no limit on Read more [...]

  • Margaret Bateson-Hill

    I am always happy to devise a specific workshop for a school but the workshops mentioned below give a flavour of what I can offer Interactive Story time with or without the book for Early Years and Reception Storytelling of book and follow up creative writing and/ or craft for Read more [...]

  • Matt Brown

    I love doing school visits and can provide a range of different sessions for your school. They include talks and readings as well as workshops Preferred age range: KS2 7-11 year olds. Maximum number in any one session: I have done talks for groups of over 250 but would ask Read more [...]

  • Mike Brownlow

    Talks, workshops and activities. Talks can include lively, interactive book readings; interactive flipchart drawings; how-to-draw sessions; story writing tips and PowerPoint talks on subjects such as how a simple doodle developed into a book and then an animated TV series, and how to create your own characters. Workshops and activities Read more [...]

  • Neil Arksey

    I do most things – workshops, readings, talks/performances. I’ve taught creative writing and film screenwriting and writing for TV and soaps too. Preferred age range: 7 and upwards (but I can and will work with younger if that’s a deal breaker – I co created the BBC’s preschool Little Robots series Read more [...]

  • Nick Arnold

    NICK ARNOLD OFFERS THREE EVENTS 1 THE HORRIBLE SCIENCE SHOW Nick brings his books to life with activities and readings from his books. 2 MY HORRIBLE LIFE Nick talks about his life and how became interested in writing stories and Science. And there are some activities too. When he’s not Read more [...]

  • Peter Bently

    Reading + activity session/workshop (including time for Q&A + signing) Storytelling/theatre + activity session/workshop Preferred age range: Reception upwards, depending on type of session. Core schools audience for solo author visits is R–Yr3 Maximum number in any one session: Flexible. Happy with class or whole-year groups for a reading + Read more [...]

  • Roy Apps

    Talks For Y2 – Y6: The Shed in Your Head Group size: up to 120 Time: 45 minutes – 60 minutes An fun interactive session about the magic of stories, where they come from and how you can make them come alive. Featuring [amongst other things] a packet of fish Read more [...]

  • Sam Angus

    Preferred age range: Ages 9 to 13 years Maximum number in any one session: Up to 100 No of sessions per day: Up to three sessions Session Length: 60 mins including signing Areas prepared to travel to: London or anywhere if overnight expenses are met. Titles include: Soldier Dog (www.soldierdog.net) Read more [...]

  • Sophia Bennett

    Talks for Years 6-13 Creative writing workshops for Years 6-9 For KS 2 and 3 I talk about the importance of reading for pleasure, and my own story as a writer – which happened as a result of winning a competition run by JK Rowling’s first publisher, Barry Cunningham. For Read more [...]

  • Theresa Breslin

    Talks, Workshops, Readings, Interactive sessions with some books. With illustrator, Kate Leiper for Folk & Fairy Tale Book Preferred age range: Any age depending on the session – primary or secondary Maximum number in any one session: Very flexible – depends on session and venue No of sessions per day: Read more [...]

  • Tim Bowler

    Tim Bowler works with both young people and adults. His activities include: giving talks about writing, running writing workshops, giving readings, Q/A sessions, keynote speeches, opening libraries, judging competitions, giving out prizes. He visits schools, libraries, festivals, conferences, bookshops, writers’ circles, reading groups, universities and teacher training colleges. He has Read more [...]